Water Crisis in Takoradi: MP Recues Residents
Residents of Takoradi in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) have praised the Member of Parliament (MP), Mr. Kobena Okyere Darko-Mensah, for the enormous steps and dedication he has taken in order to provide water in the Metropolis, particularly the Takoradi Constituency
They said that his dedication to providing water to the constituents has been astounding and his timely action has been crucial, particularly at a time when the Metropolis was having trouble obtaining potable water.
The Member of Parliament who doubles as the Western Regional Minister has built mechanized boreholes in each of the constituency’s electoral boundaries, according to information obtained by the Igoghana News.
The Electoral Areas now have a total of more than thirty (30) mechanized boreholes with poly tanks, some of which have two.
Essikafo-Ambantem No. 1, 2, and 3, Railway Quarters, New Takoradi Lower and Upper, Amanful, Type C, Cassava Down, Port Quarters, and Adakope are just a few of the beneficiary neighborhoods.
A resident at Top Ten has this to say:I want to thank you very much for the water systems you have provided for the communities in Takoradi. Without your help we will have been in serious situation. I thank greatly you on behalf of many and also those who don’t even see your good works. God bless you always. I’m Mr Kwofie, Top 10 area
The diligent efforts of the Member of Parliament to ensure that the constituents receive water at a time when water has been scarce, according to Madam Ramatu Saleh, a porridge seller and resident of Cassava Farm, were seen as a positive step.
She claimed that without the MP’s prompt action, it would have been challenging for her to obtain potable water for her porridge business because she would have had to travel long distances.
She mentioned that even in areas without boreholes, the MP had erected poly tanks, which were being refilled with water to serve the locals by water tankers.
Mr. Benjamin Arko, Assemby Member for the Essikafo-Ambantem Electoral Area, informed the Igoghana News that the Area has profited greatly from the program, given its proximity to the Central Business District (CBD).
In addition to providing water to the residents, he pointed out that the project was bringing in money for the Electoral Areas to fund their operations.
He praised the lawmaker’s choice to give the constituents with potable water and indicated that the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) was no longer a reliable source of water.
However, Mr. Arko urged locals, particularly landlords/ ladies, to assist the MP’s efforts by making locations accessible that were deemed suitable for the drilling of the boreholes.